In a big boost for the BJP, ten MLAs of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) party on Tuesday joined the saffron party in New Delhi.
The 10 MLAs of the SDF joined the BJP in presence of party’s working president JP Nadda and BJP general secretary Ram Madhav.
The development comes as a warning sign for SDF chief Pawn Kumar Chamling who had served as the chief minister of Sikkim for last 25 years.
Chamling is one of the longest serving chief ministers of Sikkim and also of India.
The SDF was defeated by the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) in the State Assembly elections this year.
PS Golay led SKM party won 17 of the 32 seats of the State Assembly in the election and came to power.